KATHRYN GRIMM is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Portland Oregon who has had a colorful journey to say the least. “And I’m only half way through!” Living for some time in Hollywood, this petite musical dynamo has written, recorded and/or performed with some of the best in the biz. Friend and fellow guitarist Jeff Buckley backed her up in her original band “Group Therapy”. She and Bo Diddley jammed between takes while filming “Rockula” (“One of my career highlights is playing his guitar”). After hearing her version of “Spanish Castle Magic”, Al Hendrix contacted her to give his blessing (“An amazing acknowledgment.” ). She’s the featured guitarist in Michael Bolton’s video “Dance With Me”. Her self-produced CD “GRIMM AGAIN” was an honorable mention on the Official Grammy Ballot (Best New Electric Blues Artist). Her CD “TRANSITION GIRL” features “Money Talks”, one of many songs she recorded with Jeff Buckley. Her latest album “GOD IS TESTING ME” is getting rave reviews on the Blues circuit.
Locally Kathryn has her hands in several projects – writing, singing and playing guitar for her two bands “HIPPIE LOVE SLAVE” (a fun mix of Blues/Rock/Jazz and Psychodelia) and “KATHRYN GRIMM AND THE BLUES TOOLS” (Sultry Electric Blues), singing, playing guitar and bass for the trio “THE JAZZ ROCKETS” and “THE STRUM BROADS” her duet with Portland’s Blues Legend Sonny Hess. She’s also a regular guest for Sonny Hess’ NW Women In Blues events and the house guitarist for The Rocker Chixx Choir. Kathryn wrote several songs for the award winning play “Homeless, The Musical” by Portland playwright Alan Alexander. Academically Kathryn is a graduate of the Musician’s Institute Guitar Program and has two degrees from California State University, Los Angeles (BA, Jazz Studies; MA, Commercial Music) where she graduated with top honors and was the recipient of several scholarships. Her new band “KATHRYN GRIMM AND THE BLUES TOOLS
” is sure to make a big splash on the local Blues Scene.
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